J.P. Morgan Real Estate Income Trust has acquired a 95% interest in Shops at Grand Avenue, a 99,837-square foot, grocery–anchored shopping center in the Maspeth neighborhood of Queens, NY that is fully leased. This acquisition is part of a joint venture to pursue retail opportunities with Acadia Realty Trust.  The total purchase price was $48 million and the deal has brought the total asset value of the JPMREIT portfolio to more than $400 million.

This investment represents the first last-mile retail investment for JPMREIT. The Shops at Grand Avenue is a neighborhood retail center anchored by Stop & Shop, a major supermarket.

"Driven by a resilient consumer and the increasing importance of service consumption, the neighborhood shopping center sector continues to be a bright spot in commercial real estate," said Doug Schwartz, Co-President of JPMREIT. "We believe our focus on assets close to the consumer in supply-constrained, densely populated areas is a valuable component of our last-mile retail strategy."

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